7- I HEARD THAI FIGHTERS CONDITION THEIR SHINS WITH BOTTLES AND STICKS! WHAT IS THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS?
Most professional Thai fighters in Thailand start training at a very young age! They start conditioning their fists, elbows, knees and feet (not only their shins!) by working out regularly and mostly on heavy bags and Thai pads!
They run miles and miles every day, making their legs, calves and heart strong, do hundreds of sit-ups for their core strength, pull weights with their teeth for their neck muscles, etc, but most importantly…they get used to contact and pain early on with other fighters and training partners! They condition their minds as well as their shins!
By the time they are adults, they’ve had about 50 or more pro fights! But no one bangs their shins with bottles or sticks!
Their bodies and minds are as though as steel because they also have stamina, heart, skill and experience: they know how to kick, when to kick, when not to kick, how and when to block…with perfect timing and precision, minimizing the damage!
Believe me, they feel pain too (they are only human!) but they are more used to it and their pain tolerance is much higher than that of most westerners!
At Daosawan we train the proper way! If you train for competition you’ll have to train harder all of these aspects…but for most people a normal workout is enough to condition all your body (not only your shins!), for basic fitness and self-defense!!
So leave your bottles and sticks at home!